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Animal Assisted Therapy

*Pending HLC Accreditation.

Animal Assisted Therapy

Horse in barnThis 2-year program enables you to become employed in Animal Assisted Therapy and gives you the foundation to pursue work in a thriving industry.

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class size, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and engaging faculty.

The Associate of Applied Science in Animal Assisted Therapy will include majors in Equine and Canine, including short-term certificates in Canine Training Specialist and Pet Grooming.

The curriculum has been designed with a common core of coursework providing interdisciplinary educational elements critical for student success in the field of Animal Assisted Therapies. During the second year, students will concentrate their studies on canine or equine therapies to prepare them for their intended career pathway.

Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Animal Assisted Therapy (Canine)

Total Credit Hours: 61.0

Estimated Course Fees: $1,672.00

Class Hours: 30.0
Lab Hours: 31.0

 

  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
   AS-1000  Companion Animal Behavior and Communication  2.00 0.00 2.00  $10.00
   AS-1110

Animal Assisted Therapy for Diverse Populations & Settings

3.00 0.00 3.00

$10.00

   GS-1000  HC Cornerstone  1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Math or Intro to Statistics (MATH 2250) 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
   AS-1403 Professional Canine Obedience Trainer 2.00 4.00 4.00 N/A
   AS-1005 Animal Grooming and Styling I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $150.00
    Totals 12.00 8.00 16.00 $432.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
   AS-1200 Animal Anatomy and Physiology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $10.00
  AS-1201 Animal Grooming and Styling II 2.00 2.00 3.00 $100.00
  AS-1402 Canine Boarding & Emergency Care 1.00 2.00 2.00 $75.00
  AS-1203 Agility Training 0.00 2.00 1.00 $150.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $10.00
  ENG-1510 English Composition 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
    Totals 13.00  6.00 16.00 $395.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
   AS-1000 Inclusive Leisure Services 3.00 0.00 3.00 $10.00
   *** Animal Assisted Therapy Assessment 1.00 0.00 1.00 $10.00
   AS-1206 Canine Assisted Therapy 2.00 2.00 3.00 $200.00
   COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
   PSYC-2152 Abnormal Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
   BUS-1100 Small Business Management 3.00 0.00 3.00 $10.00
    Totals  15.00 2.00 16.00 $285.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
   AS-1401 Service Dog Training 1.00 4.00 3.00 $100.00
   AS-1206 Professional Canine Assisted Therapy 2.00 2.00 3.00 $250.00
  AS-1400 Dog Handler Training and Customer Service 2.00 2.00 3.00 $10.00
  *** Search and Rescue Training 0.00 4.00 2.00 $100.00
  NRM-2296  NR Practicum 1.00 2.00 2.00 $100.00
    Totals 6.00 14.00 13.00  $560.00 
 
Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Applied Science in Animal Assisted Therapy (Equine)

Total Credit Hours: 60.0

Estimated Course Fees: $3,034.00

Class Hours: 30.0
Lab Hours: 30.0

 

  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
   AS-1000  Companion Animal Behavior and Communication  1.00 0.00 2.00  $10.00
   AS-1110

Animal Assisted Therapy for Diverse Populations & Settings

3.00 0.00 3.00

$10.00

   GS-1000  HC Cornerstone  1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  EQSI-1103 Horse Handling and Management 2.00 2.00 3.00 $230.00
  EQSI-1109 Novice Horsemanship 0.00 4.00 3.00 $240.00
  EQSI-1116 Equine Anatomy and Conformation 2.00 2.00 3.00 $250.00
    Totals 9.00 8.00 15.00 $820.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  MATH-1103

Applied Math

2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
  EQSI-1112 Equine Health Care I 2.00 2.00 4.00 $260.00
  ENG-1510 English Composition 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $10.00
  EQSI-1117 Intermediate Horsemanship 0.00 2.00 3.00 $240.00
    Totals 11.00  6.00 17.00 $742.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
   EQSI-2111 Equine Employment 1.00 0.00 1.00 $155.00
  EQSI-2252 Teaching Horsemanship 0.00 8.00 3.00 $230.00
   *** Inclusive Leisure Services 3.00 0.00 3.00 $10.00
  BIOS-1113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3.00 2.00 4.00 $170.00
  *** Therapeutic Horsemanship 2.00 2.00 3.00 $250.00
  *** Animal Assisted Therapy Assessment 1.00 0.00 1.00 $10.00
    Totals 10.00 12.00 15.00 $825.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
   PSYC-2151 Developmental Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  EQSI-2229 Equine Business and Marketing 3.00 0.00 3.00 $150.00
  BUS-1110 Marketing 3.00 0.00 3.00 $92.00
  *** Therapeutic Horsemanship and Intro to Hippotherapy 2.00 2.00 3.00 $250.00
  NRM-2296  NR Practicum 1.00 2.00 2.00 $100.00
    Totals 15.00 4.00 17.00 $647.00 
 
Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

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Program Outcomes

New academic programs and curriculums being re-designed based on industry needs will have outcome data available after one complete graduation cycle.

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